Eskimo art

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Eskimo art.

The art of the EskimoEskimo
, a general term used to refer to a number of groups inhabiting the coastline from the Bering Sea to Greenland and the Chukchi Peninsula in NE Siberia. A number of distinct groups, based on differences in patterns of resource exploitation, are commonly identified,
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 peoples arose some 2,000 years ago in the Bering Sea area and in Canada. Traditional art consisted of small utilitarian objects, such as weapons and tools, as well as diminutive animals, carved and incised in walrus ivory, bone, and stone. The subjects of Eskimo art reflected their lives as hunters and fishermen, as well as their extensive mythology. Carved and painted wooden masks of the 19th cent. were used in various rituals. Modern Eskimo art dates from the late 1940s, when Canadians encouraged the development of art by native artisans working in traditional modes. Contemporary Eskimo art consists mainly of carved figures in smooth soapstone, ivory, and rough-surfaced whalebone, and lithographs printed with local stone that simplify and abstract the forms of the Eskimo hunters and their quarry.
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Gunther interpreted his mandate broadly, and with a small staff provided support in innovative ways for Inuit art, language, music, traditional games, film, television, publishing, vocational training, cooperative development, and even trans-boundary caribou management, acting as liaison with Inuit organizations,.
In a multicultural city such as Toronto, this sculpture will create opportunities for dialogue about Inuit art and culture--and we at York are delighted to be part of this important conversation.
The firm said that it is donating USD1m to the Winnipeg Art Gallery's Inuit Art Centre.
Emotionally expressive cartoon-style portrayals of the children co-exist effectively with the use of traditional Inuit art.
Her work is influenced by Picasso and Renoir as well as Inuit art in Canada and tribal art in South Africa, while in recent years she has added John Hoyland, Cy Twombly, Richard Kidd and Gerhard Richter to that list.
The plot impetus setting Echenoz's own story in motion is the reported discovery of a priceless trove of Inuit art lost when the vessel carrying it had become frozen in an Arctic wasteland.
They also welcomed the initiative to organize the Festival of India in Canada in 2011, which would present a comprehensive range of Indian culture through performing arts, exhibitions, film festivals, food festivals, among others, as well as the upcoming exhibition of masterworks of Inuit Art from the National Gallery of Canada, which will be presented at the National Museum in New Delhi in the fall of 2010.